Usha Gokhale

Senior Counselor and Coordinator

Academic Qualification

  • M.S.W from University of Nagpur (1998)
  • M.A in Sociology from University of Nagpur ( 1996)
  • B.A from University of Nagpur ( 1993)

Other Coursework

  • Certificate in Aftercare and Psychosocial Rehabilitation from M.I.M.H Pune ( 2000)
  • Psychotherapy under external supervisor Dr. Pande ( 2003)

Work Experience

Nityanand is  psychiatric rehabilitation centre with a capacity of 120 bed fully residential unit.  She has been working here for over 15 years since inception. Prior to this she has worked for women’s rehabilitation centre (Apatgrast Mahila Margadarshan Kendra) for the Bhandara Police Station. She has also worked as Psychiatric social worker in Institute of Mental Health , Sassoon Hospital campus ( a 1500 bed multi speciality hospital and teaching institute)

Roles and responsibilities

She does psychosocial assessment, supervises plans of management made for pateint’s recovery and it’s implementation, guides admin dept’s processes to be client centric and guides jr. counsellors and nurses .She also conducts training for counsellors and mentors aspiring mental health professionals

Key accomplishments

She has represented her organisation in the following conferences

  • 34th ANCIPS/ WZB (2003)
  • IPS Mumbai ( 2005)
  • 58th ANCIPS ( 2006)

She has published a paper “DINKENDRA – EK DILASA” in Maharastra magazine of Mental health . She is also taught courses and mentored students such as Nurses Training Program , Clinical Psychologist, Social Workers .